Orange Mud, LLC
For the shorter runs, it works great...
I have been using the Endurance for almost all my runs, but lately with the shorter training runs, it seemed overkill. Tried this out, and it's comfortable and works well for both a slower pace and a faster one. Best part is the easy access to my phone, because I usually like to record some point of the running.
I actually got this for traveling! I thought it would pack smaller than my always favorite single barrel. I instantly fell in love with this. Fantastic for short runs that you want to make sure you are carrying your essentials. I also love that the more you drink the lighter everything gets. They thought of everything for this little sweetheart.
So far, so great!
I only got one run in it and happened to get hurt (No fault of the gear at all…plantars fasciitis). So I haven’t had a chance to get used to it or dial it in. But, my first impressions are this. It will be absolutely perfect for anything < 10 miles. Now I don’t have to have a handheld! Love that. I think it could also work well on a well supported marathon or even an ultra. I also like that I can take a layer off and stash in the bungee cord.
My only suggestions are that the key holder be a bit larger. My key fob won’t go all the way in. Not a huge problem because it is clipped in and the opening butts up against the water bottle, so it’s not going anywhere. And I would add a couple of loops or one more pocket up front for 2 gels. The shoulder pocket works for that. I’m just concerned that both gels could easily fall out when grabbing for one gel. Neither of these issues warrant subtracting a star. Easily my best maiden voyage with any water carrying gear.
Aside from that, I look forward to really dialing in the fit. I’m pretty sure it’ll be my go to every day run pack.
Perfect for short hops
Good fit, design. Best for 1-1.5 hrs